A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities
by Pierre Simon Laplace
Publisher: Chapman & Hall 1902
Number of pages: 234
This classic introduces the concepts and uses of probability theory. It demonstrates, without the use of higher mathematics, the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government, and many other areas. It also shows how scientists can express complex ideas in simple terms.
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by Gian-Carlo Rota, Kenneth Baclawski
The purpose of the text is to learn to think probabilistically. The book starts by giving a bird's-eye view of probability, it first examines a number of the great unsolved problems of probability theory to get a feeling for the field.
by Douglas Kennedy - Trinity College
This material was made available for the course Probability of the Mathematical Tripos. Contents: Basic Concepts; Axiomatic Probability; Discrete Random Variables; Continuous Random Variables; Inequalities, Limit Theorems and Geometric Probability.
by Rick Durrett - Cambridge University Press
An introduction to probability theory covering laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, random walks, martingales, Markov chains, ergodic theorems, and Brownian motion. It concentrates on the results that are the most useful for applications.
by Gian-Carlo Rota - David Ellerman
In 1999, Gian-Carlo Rota gave his famous course, Probability, at MIT for the last time. The late John N. Guidi taped the lectures and took notes which he then wrote up in a verbatim manner conveying the substance and the atmosphere of the course.